Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by phillipsteak, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. phillipsteak macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    I have heard numerous accounts of people installing windows 7 only for it to take a while to boot up. I am planning on installing it, but wanted to hear feedback on this issue
  2. pnyc macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    If you install Windows 7 on your Apple notebook it will boot just as fast as it does on a similarly configured Dell, HP, Sony and so on ... In my experience Windows 7 boots up very quickly, much faster than Vista and significantly faster than XP. Where did you read about these slow boot ups?
  3. phillipsteak thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    I've read around (like the comments section for my torrent)
  4. pnyc macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Torrent you say ... hehe. Okay. Don't worry Windows 7 boots up real fast.
  5. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
  6. phillipsteak thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    ok so i pulled the trigger and installed it...but now I can't load the boot camp drivers. i insert my Snow Leopard install dvd but when it loads, it asks me if i want to remote install or something like that. Help?

    Also tried my leopard disc same thing...and I don't know how to explore a cd in windows without a right click
  7. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Apple's drivers off the install cd support Windows 7?
  8. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    Why are you torrenting a free OS distribution? Just download the 64-bit version off of Microsoft's site, that way you know it'll work. Just try the DVD your MacBook came with, it's "Install Disk 1." I installed Windows 7 64-bit and the 64-bit drivers just fine this way. uMBP 13.
  9. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    In my experience Windows 7 boots very quickly.

    I would guess ~30 seconds here. Would be faster
    if I actually bothered getting a decent hard drive :)

    Hmm.. I just found this:

    Looks interesting. I never noticed that "boot" tab
    in msconfig.

    Next video: how to start msconfig quickly :)
    (hint: just type msconfig in the start menu search box)

    Ok. I just rebooted and timed it. 29.8 seconds.
  10. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    I can boot Windows 7 in Virtual Box in pretty much the same time as XP in Bootcamp.
  11. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    It works just fine. People enjoy spreading lies and FUD. I don't understand it but they apparently get some weird joy out of it.

    As for installing the Boot Camp drivers, you have to open My Computer, right click on the Leopard DVD and goto "open". There you will find the Boot Camp folder, which contains bootcamp.exe. For whatever reason the auto-run installer doesn't run when you insert the DVD.

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